"Writing inquiries is not the sole province of classroom teachers. Librarians, archivists, and museum educators can offer useful guidance to teachers, but they can also make an enormous contribution by creating inquiries that reflect the unique resources that they have on hand." ~S. G. Grant - Professor of Social Studies Education – Binghamton University, Manager of the NYS K-12 Social Studies Toolkit Project
Ancestry.com through the New York State Archives
Free access to New York state information.
Documents and Learning Activities at the New York State Archives
Primary sources supported by the NY 3R's Association.
They provide grants for fieldtrips.
Thinkport Inquiry Kit Topic List: Breaking Barriers
TEACHING HISTORY WITH 100 OBJECTS from the British Museum.
AFRICA NEWS IN ENGLISH
Compilation of links to African newspapers by county.
The Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation to create World History Sources.
A Selection of Subscription Resources
Gale WORLD HISTORY IN CONTEXT (Check with your school librarian to see if your school subscribes and for username and password.)
Click on "Advanced" and limit to "primary sources" there are other formats as well "images" etc.
EBSCO / ABC Clio - DAILY LIFE THROUGH HISTORY (Check with your school librarian see if your school subscribes and for username and password.)
Especially check out the Perspectives section.
Britannica IMAGEQUEST (Check with your school librarian see if your school subscribes and for username and password.)
For copyright free for educators images; photographs of artwork, sculpture, etc.
Cyberman Primary sources webpage http://cybraryman.com/primary.html
Japanese American Internment During World War II: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/primarysourcesets/internment/
Developing Multiple Literacies for Young Learners by Berson
Trish Vlastnik's documentary on the dust bowl created with primary sources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpd-7KsbIhM
Trish is an elementary school librarian at Swint Elementary in Jonesboro, GA. Demonstrates the power of integrating primary sources into video as a learning tool and possibly student project.
(These do include New York resources as well):
Materials in the Library of Congress and other institutions' collections.
Curriculum Materials - select New York under "State", the grade you are interested and "Social Studies". Also check out their Teacher pages .
Primary Source Analysis Tool
Resources from Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Grants (East coast)
Lesson Plans, Units, PD Plans, Activities, and Book Backdrops to engage and empower your students. This vetted searchable database of teacher-created resources is your source of inspiration for primary source driven teaching across the curriculum.
Thinkport Inquiry Kit Topic List: Breaking Barriers (from Maryland Humanities Council)
National Archives Teaching with Documents Lesson Plans
History assessments developed by the Stanford University History Education Group.
From the makers of the award winning Civic Quotes iPad app, Congressional Moments explores key legislation that still impacts our lives today, including child labor, civil rights, the SEC, the National Park Service, the Marshall Plan and women's suffrage. Learn about the difference between primary and secondary sources by taking the interactive quiz. Look closely in the gallery at a wide range of photographs and images ordered by topic and type. Watch videotaped statements by two leading National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) teachers on how to get the most out of primary sources, and learn in the final section how to look at primary sources with a critical eye.
Professional Development from Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/
Training modules by format (i.e. using photographs, using maps, etc.)
Differentiating Instruction Archived Webinar from TPS Waynesburg